West Bay Woodturners

Novem ber 2014  Newsletter

Barry's work

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Upcoming Events:


Come see professional woodturner Mike Mahoney

Demonstration on Saturday November 8, 9 AM to 4 PM

at the Bridges Church: Directions


Admission has been discounted to $10 (wow!), students are free.

This will be a rare opportunity to see Mike.

See further info below and see the flyer here



Meeting on November 11, 2014:  7PM at the Bridges Church Directions


Agenda: Demonstration by Jim L Benson of Silicon Valley Woodturners, on the techniques and uses of air brushing for woodturners


President's Challenge: Christmas ornament.



Meeting on December 9, 2014: 7PM at 7th Day Adventist Church: Directions


Holiday party Ornament Raffle and Gift Swap

Mike Mahoney - Woodturner Extraordinaire!

Remember the demo - Saturday Nov 8


At the demo, Mike plans on covering a number of topics and should have something for everyone.

As time allows, he will include:

Bowl coring with the McNaughton Center saver

Big green Calabash

Rough turning and storing wood to season

Hollow Form with threaded lid/ hand chased threading

Heirloom Peppermill

Making Family Heirlooms (wood selection, design, and finishing) Things that will last a lifetime




October Meeting Recap:


Harvey Klein demonstrated the turning of Christmas ornaments.

First turn the body of the ornament. Then turn the two finials.

Harvey, you make it look easy and you create a feeling of "I want to do that." Now the work begins!


2015 Board officers were elected as follows:

President - David Vanier..... Vice President - George Lutz

Treasurer - Bud Trapp ..........Secretary - Ken Mccloud.....

At Large - Bob Bley (proposed, TBA in 2015)

Proposed Activity Chairs:

Monthly members meeting program - open

Visiting Artist Demos - Bob Bley

Anchor Seal - Jim Laflin

Craft supplies Orders - Richard winslow

Starbond Glue sales - Ken McCloud

Librarian - Bill Daniels

Web Site - Tom Haines

Audio Visual - Curtis Vose

BBQ & Christmas dinner coordinator - Open


About the Website


New website menu

A new menu system has been installed. The object is to make the site simpler to navigate and easier to find secondary pages. The site has more than sixty web pages, so browsing them quickly and easily has become a priority. Most secondary pages may be accessed with one click. It doesn't get any better than that. Take a look, try it and let me know how it works.

Website Analytics:

October was a big month for the site, as are most months.

Unique visitors - 1,726

Number of visits - 2,427 (some visitors came back)

Number of pages - 6,458 (the average visitor viewed more than one page)

Number of hits - 48,546 (a lot of action)


Happy Browsing, Tom



2014 WBW board members and committee chairs.


President:  Curtis Vose

Vice President:  Patrick Crowley

Treasurer:  Bud Trapp

Secretary:  Ken McCloud

Member at Large: Bob Bley

Meeting Program Coordinator:  George Lutz

Visiting artist Coordinator:  Bob Bley

Anchor seal:  Jim Laflin

CA Glue:  Ken McCloud

Craft Supply:  Richard Winslow

Coffe & Cookies:  Phil Feiner

Website:  Tom Haines



Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated.   Tom Haines

WBW   Website   Peninsula, Calif